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We found 17 providers with an interest in lung problems and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Bruce Michael Schnapf, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Schnapf is a physician who specializes in pediatric pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schnapf include cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma, and chronic cough. Dr. Schnapf honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received distinctions including Pediatric Attending of the Year Award, Awarded by Pediatric Residents; Governor's Community Service Award, American College of Chest Physicians; and Intern Teaching Award, Awarded by Pediatric Fqaculty of Case Western Reserve University. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schnapf's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Asthma, Chronic Cough

Dr. David Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
4714 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 201
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Rosenberg's area of specialization is pediatric pulmonology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Rosenberg's practice, he is particularly interested in asthma, sleep apnea, and spirometry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Rosenberg attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, lung problems

All Interests: Allergies, Sleep Apnea, Lung Problems, Spirometry, Asthma

Dr. Theron Arthur Ebel, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Theron Ebel is an adult pulmonology specialist. Dr. Ebel's clinical interests encompass sleep disorders. Dr. Ebel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ebel graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ebel is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems, Intensive Care

Dr. Chirag Vikram Shah, DO
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4224 North Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Chirag Shah's specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shah's areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Dragos Gheorghe Zanchi, MD
Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4900 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dragos Zanchi's medical specialty is sleep medicine and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He trained at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zanchi include lung cancer, sleep apnea, and pulse oximetry. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zanchi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zanchi (or staff) is conversant in Romanian, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Spirometry, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Restrepo-Jaramillo, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Restrepo-Jaramillo sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult critical care and adult pulmonology. Dr. Restrepo-Jaramillo's areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, asthma, and pulmonary hypertension. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Pontifical Bolivarian University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Abington Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension, lung problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Lung Problems, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Intensive Care

Dr. Karel Calero, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karel Calero is a physician who specializes in adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders and lung problems. Dr. Calero takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and CorVel, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Problems

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
4224 North Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ravikanth Vydyula is a physician who specializes in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vydyula include asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and sarcoidosis. Dr. Vydyula is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vydyula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Florida Medical Clinic, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Hypertension, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Marisa Couluris, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
2 Tampa General Circle; 5th Floor Usf Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marisa Couluris is a medical specialist in pediatric pulmonology. Dr. Couluris is especially interested in cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, and sleep apnea. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF), pneumonia, asthma

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Pneumonia

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Laber highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laber's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hemophilia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 725
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Sheffield's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sheffield include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic valve replacement, and lung cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sheffield is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sheffield attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheffield has received the following distinction: Chairman's Gold Award LifeLink Foundation. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , lung problems

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary ... (Read more)

Dr. Reynaldo Flores Mulingtapang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4210 W Linebaugh Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Reynaldo Mulingtapang's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mulingtapang's clinical interests include coronary angiogram, heart failure, and angioplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Mulingtapang average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mulingtapang's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary hypertension

All Interests: Angiogram, Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Coronary Angiogram, Cardioversion, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Jefferson Alkire, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 860
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Alkire practices vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Alkire speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal surgery, vascular surgery procedures, and lung resection. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alkire honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Alkire has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Nerve Block, Aneurysm, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Oliver Hough, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; 1st Floor Sjh Cancer Institute
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Hough's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Hough average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hough's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hough obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Breast Issues

Dr. Karin Swisher Hotchkiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
4200 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karin Hotchkiss specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL and Riverview, FL. Dr. Hotchkiss's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Hotchkiss include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid problems, and head surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Hotchkiss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Hotchkiss is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystic fibrosis (CF)

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Other
3905 Horatio Street
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Angell, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Angell's professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , pulmonary embolism

All Interests: Tracheal Surgery, Pulmonary Embolism, Lobectomy, Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Repair, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

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What are Lung Problems?

Every cell in the body requires oxygen to function and produces carbon dioxide as a waste product. In order to keep the body’s tissues constantly supplied with fresh oxygen and to keep waste from building up, the lungs pump air in and out, even while we are sleeping or unaware. Unfortunately, diseases and disorders affecting the lungs are some of the most common medical problems afflicting people around the world. Some of the most common lung problems include asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and lung cancer.

Asthma is a chronic disease where swollen, inflamed airways make it hard to breathe. It is often brought on by specific triggers. While asthma is a common condition, affecting millions of people, it can also be serious and even fatal in severe cases. Treatment involves avoiding triggers and using inhaled corticosteroid medications.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is the name given to two illnesses that both cause difficulty breathing: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In emphysema, the air sacs of the lungs become damaged, while with bronchitis they become clogged with mucus. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is almost always caused by breathing irritants into the lungs, such as smoking or heavy pollution.

Pneumonia is a lung infection that can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or fungi. Most healthy people recover from pneumonia in a week or two, but for some people pneumonia can be fatal. There are treatments available for pneumonia, but the best treatment is to prevent getting sick in the first place. People who are at risk should make sure they get a flu shot every year. There is also a vaccine available for the type of bacteria that causes pneumonia.

Lung cancer occurs when abnormal cells inside the lung grow into a tumor, destroying healthy tissue. Because it is so difficult to detect lung cancer in early stages when it has few symptoms, it is the deadliest form of cancer, responsible for the most cancer deaths both in the U.S. and worldwide. Most lung cancer is caused by exposure to tobacco smoke, but between 10-15% of cases are not linked to smoking.

Some problems with the lungs are minor and are not cause for concern. However if symptoms have lasted for a month or more, even if they are minor, it is worth checking with a healthcare professional to make sure your lungs are healthy. A cough, shortness of breath, or excess mucus production that lingers for weeks are all worth getting looked at.